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choosing the for her baby. william was no. 3 and by the way, frank was good morning to our viewers in the west. it is tuesday, may 15th, 2012. welcome to studio 57 at the cbs broadcast center. i'm charlie rose. president obama raises millions from wall street bankers while calling for tougher regulation on the banking industry. jpmorgan ceo gets ready to face some angie shareholders. john edwards' daughter could take the stand today in her father's trial and there's deficit drama in california where the governor is battling a $16 billion budget mess. i'm gayle king. could airline labor wars impact your summer travel plans? first, as we do every morning, we begin with a look at
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today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> we don't know all of the details yet. it's going to be investigated. but this is why we passed wall street reform. >> more fallout for jpmorgan after a financial fiasco. >> ceo jamie dimon will face shareholder fire in person at the company's annual meeting in tampa. >> stock closed down another 3% bringing the total blood bath close to $19 billion. >> that's 133 obama/clooney fundraisers. the california budget deficit is almost twice as big as experts thought it would be. now the governor is proposing lower pay for state workers and cuts to social services and even a tax hike. >> if anyone has a better idea, i'll take it. >> wildfires raging in arizona & consuming 3,100 acres and spreading. >> john edwards' oldest daughter would be called to the stands
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>> welcome to "cbs this morning." president obama says tougher regulations are needed for wall street after that $2 billion trading loss at jpmorgan chase. he's also leaning on some big name bankers to help him win re-election. >> at the same time the president is starting to take hard swings at mitt romney and the republican is swinging back. bill plante it at the white house. >> reporter: good morning and good morning in the west. the president was raising cash monday from wall street in a park avenue penthouse at the same time his campaign was running ads attacking romney as a businessman who put profits ahead of people. the obama campaign strategy is to define romney to voters before he can define himself. the obama campaign and the president's super pac are rolling out identical attack ads against romney focused on the way he did business. this one is airing in several swing states for the first time
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this morning. >> he'll give you the same thing he gave us. nothing. he'll take it all. >> reporter: both ads feature interviews with workers who lost their jobs when romney's private equity firm bain capital took over and closed their steel mill. the ads are designed to turn romney's biggest selling point, his business experience, into his biggest weakness. romney countered with this web video. >> we had close to 1,400 employees and now we're over 6,000. >> reporter: it profiles another steel company in which romney's firm invested and flourished. while the ad wars continue, the president turned his focus from mitt romney's wall street ties and met with new york's financial elite himself at a park avenue fund-raiser on monday night. he raised more than $2 million from wall street deal makers telling them i think risk takers should be rewarded and in an interview monday, he praised the ceo of jpmorgan chase while at the same time using the bank's
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enormous trade loss as an example of the need for wall street reform. >> jpmorgan is one of the best managed banks there is. jamie dimon, the head of it, is one of the smartest bankers we've got, and they still lost $2 billion and counting. we don't know all of the details yet. it's going to be investigated. but this is why we passed wall street reform. >> reporter: even though both candidates are raising money on wall street, an obama senior adviser says there's a difference. >> reporter: mitt romney wants to rollback wall street reform. >> reporter: romney says that too much regulation on wall street is actually leading to job loss and wall street firms are job creators through their investment in business. charlie, erica? >> bill, thanks. on wall street monday, shares of jpmorgan chase lost more than 3% as financial stocks fell across the board. >> this morning chairman and ceo da jamie dimon faces shareholders in tampa.
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rebecca jarvis is there. good morning. what do you think stockholders want to know from the ceo? >> reporter: it focuses on the ceo himself, jamie dimon, and what he knew about this $2 billion loss. was he asleep at the wheel as the company took on risky bets that amounted to this loss or was he knowingly standing by as the company was assuming risk? that's the number one thing shareholders attending this meeting today tell me they would like to ask about. whether or not they're going to get an answer that they are happy with is a much different question. and frankly if you look at what's been happening over the course of the last couple of weeks, and in addition to the course of time since the $2 billion loss was announced last thursday, most of what we've heard from jamie dimon, the ceo, focuses on that response of i wasn't as aware as i should have been. this was a silly mistake.
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>> in the wake of that shareholders might be calling for a change in the way that the company management is structured. >> reporter: that's right, erica. this is the thing. these meetings are fairly routine. shareholders come to meetings all the time and vote on what should happen to the company in which they own stock in. one of the items they will be voting on today is whether or not jamie dimon can hold that dual title of both chairman and ceo. it's not unprecedented for banks to split those two roles. citibank did it a while back. jpmorgan has made the argument and its board of directors made the argument that it's important that two roles are held by one individual, jamie dimon, so there is continuity and structure and an understanding of the overall business being executed at both the chairman and board level as well as the ceo and management level. >> everything we know that inside the bank and with the board there's very strong support with jamie dimon as he
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acknowledged mistakes by the bank. >> reporter: there is strong support within jpmorgan. shareholders today like i said and by the way there's much bigger police force here than their normally would be at a meeting like this. shareholders today want answers and they want an opportunity to vent, charlie. >> rebecca jarvis at the shareholders meeting. with us now from capitol hill, senate democratic whip dick durbin. senator, good morning. >> good morning. >> tell us what you want to know? what details, what information do you need in your role at the senate? >> i could care less if a person buys a losing ticket at the kentucky derby. when the folks at chase decide to invest money, they are gambling with taxpayer insured money. when $2 billion is lost, it's not just a loss for stockholders and investors, it's a potential loss for taxpayers and middle
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income families. why don't we go forward with the volcker rule? the volcker rule is not in effect and won't be for several weeks. middle of july. it says banks shouldn't be engaged in proprietary trading that could endanger their capital positions and calls for government support as we had with the last bailout. the volcker rule is a sensible step forward for more accountability and transparency. >> would the volcker rule have made what happened at jpmorgan chase illegal? >> i think so. i tell you why i hedge this is because we're not sure if this was a so-called proporietary trade. if it was trading its own money, it would be affected by the volcker rule. we want to limit that exposure. if a bank goes south and goes down, we know ultimately it's the taxpayers and middle income families that hold the bag because we lived through this movie before.
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>> the president suggested what happened to jpmorgan is exactly the reason you needed reform. do you say we need more reform or simply need to enforce reform that's on the books? >> the republicans in congress has to stop their effort to slow down this reform and starve out the agencies responsible for reform. it boils down to we're writing rules based on that and we're seeing an effort to shortchange the trading commission so they don't have personnel to write the regulations. let's do this right so we're not in an embarrassing circumstance where we need another bailout. >> all of this may have come about because of the federal reserve and low interest rates and banks are looking for a way to make money. how do you feel about that? >> i can tell you there's no question that banks are in
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business to be profitable. to make money. what we're trying to stop or slow down is something a former chairman called irrational exuberance when they bet $100 billion on credit default swaps. there were others betting against him. they won. he lost. so the question is there an unreasonable level of profit taking that creates too much risk? that's what good managers have to decide every day. >> senator, are you convinced that you have enough information to believe that what happened at jpmorgan is a violation of the volcker rule and this was in fact proprietary trading? >> it seems like something that jamie dimon said led us to that conclusion. in all fairness, let's get all of the facts out. regulators are looking at them carefully. let's find out what occurred and what money was at risk and invested in this trade. >> how much of the money that was -- that they have lost in comparison to the size of this
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institution, is there any evidence that this kind of loss threatened this institution at all? >> no. as a matter of fact, it appears that it does not threaten this institution but if we tend to stand up and defend the nature of this trade, proprietary trading, think of a smaller capitalized bank that's more vulnerable. financial institution that makes a bet like this and loses and goes under. who ends up holding the bag? it's taxpayers and middle income payers across america. not just investors of wall street. we end up as a nation and government holding the bag. we don't want to go through that again. >> is there some irony in the fact that president obama is talking about banking reform at the same time he's in new york trying to get bankers to give money to his re-election effort? >> let me tell you, if you want to get started on that subject. i'm in favor of public financing. citizens united decision by the supreme court was a trafficeves. the amount of money we spend is not a source of great pride at
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the end of the day. it's the nature of our system and it should be changed. too often politicians go to special interest groups to finance their campaigns. that should come to an end. >> senator durbin, thank you very much. good to see you. >> thank you. new charges filed this morning in britain's tabloid phone hacking scandal. rebekah brooks who was once rupert murdru rupert murdoch's editor has been charged. for months wall street and the european markets have focused on economic troubles in greece but a bigger economy is in trouble much closer to the united states. in california. >> according to the most recent estimates, california has the ninth largest in the world. greece's economy is number 40 and falling. on monday california's governor said the projected budget deficit has now nearly doubled. ben tracy found that is making budget decisions all the more
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painful. >> reporter: with iconic skylines, bridges and beaches, california is rich with beauty. it's also flat broke. $16 billion in the red. >> even though that's a big problem, we've got a big answer. the big answer are cuts, painful cuts. >> reporter: governor jerry brown in sacramento on monday pitching his plan for $4 approximatebillion in cuts including a 5% pay cut for state employees. >> we don't want to be greece or portugal or england. too deep into their hole. >> reporter: california's economy is bigger than all of them except england. >> it's a state that is imploding financially and this crisis has been going on now for four years. >> peter navarro is an economist at the university of california irvine. >> he cut muscle to the bone and you still got a big debt here in california. the only way we get out of this mess is to increase our economic
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growth. >> reporter: california has largely lost its manufacturing base to china. the housing market meltdown and 11% unemployment continues to hurt the state's tax revenue. the university system once a crown jewel of the nation has been cut so much that tuition has nearly doubled in the past five years. freshman lester hayes is looking at another 6% increase. >> our tuition went up last quarter and the quarter before so it's ridiculous. >> governor brown says tax increases are needed. a higher sales tax and higher income tax on those making more than $250,000. >> i know what the hell i'm doing. i'm a truthful guy. this is the way it is. if anybody has a better idea, i'll take it. >> reporter: governor brown's tax plan will be on the ballot in november. he says if it's not passed, another $6 billion in cuts will need to be made. for cbs this morning, ben tracy, los angeles. >> at the corruption trial of john edwards the former
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senator's daughter cate is expected to testify today. she would be the first family member to tell her story. >> the defense began laying out its case on monday shifting the focus from edwards' aware to the nuts and bolts of campaign finance law. >> reporter: good morning to our viewers out west. cate edwards may be on the stand today but edwards' defense attorneys will not get in testimony they wanted from a former federal elections commission chairman ready to say there was no crime committed here. the jury deciding john edwards' fate won't be hearing some testimony his lawyers considered key to his case. monday judge eagles threw out most of the proposed testimony from former federal election chairman scott thomas after prosecutors objected arguing his opinions and past rulings are irrelevant to the case. eagles sent the jury home while thomas gave a preview of his
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testimony saying the use of nearly a million dollars to cover up edwards' affair with rielle hunter wasn't illegal. thomas told the court this is a clear cut case that the payments were not campaign contributions and thus did not have to be reported as such. even before edwards was indicted last june, thomas wrote in a letter that the payments would not be considered to be campaign contributions and they did not constitute a violation of the law. but the judge ruled that information would be inadmissible. edwards' attorney, abby lowe protested saying he thought it would constitute a reversible error that could be overturned on appeal. eagles fired back, that sounds like you're arguing with me. early on monday the jury heard from lora haggard. on the stand, she said she never thought the money from wealthy donors had to be reported to the
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fcc even after charges were filed against edwards. she said they were not contributions to the campaign to urge the public to vote for mr. edwards. it's unclear whether edwards himself will testify but the person who has been by his side daley, his daughter, cate, could take the stand as early as today. and there's another fact that the lawyers won't be able to use in court. haggard also said yesterday in court outside of the presence of the jury that the fcc's own auditors looked at those donations and determined they were not campaign contributions. >> thank you. time to show you some of this morning's headlines from around the globe. denver post reports republicans in the colorado legislature killed a civil unions bill yesterday before it even reached the floor. one republican whose son is gay said he voted no because he's concerned the gay community is being used as a political pawn. >> the guardian says officials in italy opened a tomb yesterday hoping to find clues in the case of a missing girl that vanished
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in 1983. the man's body was in the grave including dozens of boxes including human remains. a gun buyback that yielded unusual reps. a military rocket launcher was one of 1,600 firearms turned in last weekend in exchange for gift cards. the police chief says buying back guns reduced gun violence by 20%. the university of texas outearns and outspends other schools when it comes to sports. they took in $150 million in the 2010-2011 season. ohio state came in second. it is 7:19 on this
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>> below everyone. let's get you caught up with some of the bay area headlines. the alameda county coroner's office is now in the castro valley home where a body was discovered. hundreds of teachers in san jose's alum rock school district complain about 15 months now without a contract. they crashed last night's school board meeting to demand a new contract. stage three of the amgen tour of california today. cyclists will race from san jose to livermore. peter sagan won the first two,,
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>> better news now for westbound 580. since about 545 this morning we've been following it stalled big rig and there were half hour delays coming out of tracy. the just cleared it out of the lanes so now we are seeing an improvement but it is starting to get slow in livermore. >> the sea breeze is bringing in some low clouds extending into the valleys now. clouds will break up by the afternoon. temperatures running in the '40's and 50's right now. by the afternoon we will seize and '80s and some of the warmer spots.
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noose news week is calling president obama our first gay president. did you see that? i thought the first gay president was zachary taylor. is there a picture of zachary taylor? there he is right there. welcome back to "cbs this morning." united airlines pilots have nod hat a new contract for more than nine years. a week ago their union launched a publicity campaign called the unfriendly skies telling passengers that united is not only unfriendly but unsafe. >> it's a possible sign that travel. peter greenberg and captain sully sullenberger is here.
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do you see this the same? the labor issue? >> it's very frustrating to be in this company where they really won't negotiate with you in good faith and you go almost a decade without a working agreement. >> we have a situation at u.s. air, you know, sully's former airline, where in a situation last year the pilots took out a full-page ad in "usa today" that the airline was operating unsafe. in that situation the airline went to court and got a junction to gag the union. now we have the pilots with this union going back to the same playbook saying the airline is operating in an unsafe situation. >> a lot of people at home, do they have to wonder if when they get on the plane it isn't safe? >> the leadership isn't producing a good safety culture and what we're doing is relying on the initiative and dedication of employees to operate at a
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very high level even though they're going to make flaws with the way the airline is managed. >> outsourcing. they're outsourcing for maintenance and carriers. >> when you go on an original airline, you're not achieving the same level of safety that we have at the major airlines. at the regionals, you don't have the same robust safety system in which we operate that you do with the large major airlines. so we still have not, in spite of our best efforts, achieved what we call one level of safety. they're not the same. >> can you go from that statement to this statement, it's less safe to fly because of these kinds of issues. >> it's actually very safe to fly. but what we need to remember is you can't define safety solely as a result of recent accidents and incidents. unless you look further behind the curtain and proactively look at it and mitigate it, you're
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not doing what our passengers dserve. >> that's what the pilots are saying. they don't believe the checks and balances are there. >> what they're doing is cross crossing the line. what happened last year at u.s. air is akin to doctors standing in front of a hospital saying, don't go in there, they're going to kill you. and that's really crossing the line. >> and what many people don't realize is when they buy a ticket on a major airline, over half of the scheduled airlines now are flown on regional carriers, not the majors. >> increasingly so. >> and it may say the same name on the side but it's often run by a company who's the lowest bidder. >> we should point out united has issued a statement saying you safety is its highest priority. >> when you hear that, what do you think when you hear that
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kind of statement, a anegotiatig tact tactic? >> there are concerns. there are real concerns. i have seen it. i have lived it. my colleagues are still living in flawed safety cultures at major airlines. >> and them you have the union's future at heart as well. for example in the situation with american and u.s. arks they went behind everybody's backs and said, listen, america is going to announce right now in their bankruptcy proceedings they're going to lay off. if you play in our venue, we're only going to lay off 6,000. so would you rather get stabbed or shot. >> it's particularly frustrating for the original us airways employees. because the american pilots have something that the us airways management wants, they're willing to do it in jump a few
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weeks what the us airways pilots couldn't get done for years. >> what will be decided in the end? >> the alignment of goals. when there's something in it for everyone. then there'll be a deal. >> we'll see. thank you, peter. thank you, sully. we'll talk with sully again on his position as leader. and tomorrow former defense secretary robert gates will be with us. you're watching "cbs this morning." today's workout is hardcore... and hot! but we'll be pushing it to the extreme. so we use new coppertone sport pro series with duraflex. it's the best coppertone sport ever. it's light so your skin can breathe. but it stays on strong in extreme sweat conditions. it's all about taking it to the next level. that's why we stepped up to pro series.
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according to a new study, talking about yourself gives you as much pleasure as eating or having sex. in fact, today donald trump was named the happiest person in the world. a boy from long island, new york, could find out today if he'll be allowed to play on a
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girls' field hockey team. >> for two years he played without a problem but as reported the controversy began when he was kicked out. >> reporter: it's a rough-and-tumble sport played with no hats and helmets, just shin guards an a stick. this is field hockey. and for as long as 14-year-old keeling pilaro can remember, this game is his passion. >> i just love playing because it's just so much fun. >> reporter: pilaro was born in the u.s. but raised in dublin, ireland, where the sport is popular. he found out boys didn't play field hockey. girls did. in order to play on a girl's team, head to get special permission from section 11, the group that regulates sports on long island. and even when he was told he had to wear a skirt like the rest of his teammates, he didn't think twice. >> did you ever get picked on?
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>> reporter: my friends make jokes. they're not mean. they're funny, sarcastic. >> do you care? >> no. >> reporter: last year he was able to make the varsitiy squad with the eighth greater. he went head to head with girls who tower over him. >> you have to get mostly low. >> reporter: i saw what he lacks in physical hat he makes up with heart. it's that commitment to the sport that quickly won the respect of coaches, teammates and opponents alike. it seems pilaro found a fit until one day this past march -- >> somebody told you you couldn't play for this team anymore. >> yeah. i mean i couldn't believe it. i thought it was a dream and that they would let me play. >> reporter: even though pila pilaro's present on the girl's team was never controversial, section 11 officials, the same committee that allowed to let him play in the first place decided to kick him out. they believe his stick-play and
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vapsed field hockey skills had adversely affected the opportunity of females to play the sport. simply put, he got too good. >> you feel he's discriminated against because of his sex. he's not the best player, not the fastest. certainly not the strongest. >> reporter: this is where pilaro plays field hockey and almost everyone from students and teachers to opposing players at other schools want pilaro back on the team. keeling has become such a great part of our program, pilaro's teammates wrote, and for him not to be able to play is going to crush him and all of us. >> and there aren't any other options here on long island for him toplay with other boys his own age. >> reporter: but if the ban is upheld, the particular rows are planning to fight in court using title 9, a 40-year-old law that ensures boys and girls have
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equal chances to play in sports. >> it should be supporting my son. >> you know what you're doing is rare. >> we do know that. but this child is rare. this whole situation is quite rare. >> reporter: rare and difficult to win. sim the cynthia augello says removing him from the team is reasonable. >> while he's playing, some female is sitting on the bench. >> he wants to get better and improve his skills is and he's being punished for it. does that seem fair. >> one would think there should be a law that helps him. unfortunately title 9 might not be it. >> why does it mean so much to you? >> because it means so much to him. >> how badly do you want to play on the team? >> so bad. i'm hoping in the end they let me play and change their minds.
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>> for "cbs this morning," terrell brown. >> i am a pavement it's a tough thing. you understand why the law was put in place, but like the mom said when terrell asked why dow do you care
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this hyundai in south korea started speeding for no apparent reason. didn't stop until it ran into another car. it started chain reaction. going more than 80 miles an hour. an investigation is now under way. scary stuff. >> lots of people and lots of baseball stories in the headlines from the story of roger clemens and mariano rivera's injury with his knee. >> joe torre is here to give his take on all of that. people are excited to have him in the green room. this morning it's time for this morning's "healthwatch." here's dr. holly phillips. >> good morning. today in "healthwatch," sit at
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he's one of the most popular figures in baseball. even if you're not a fan, chances are you're a fan of joe torre. look at all the guys in the green room. it's like a boys' club in there. when joe shows up, men start to drool. we'll talk to him in just a bit. look at all the ties. tv star tom selleck is in studio. and jane lynch says her life and her success is a success of happy accidents from alcoholism to coming out, she writes about it and we're going to talk about it. here's a question i always wonder. when you're sitting on a plane and they tell you to turn off your cell phone, are you ready really in danger if you use your cell. one airline has the perspective on that. we're going to make that long story short when i see you at 8:00.
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your local news is next. >> time for the news headlines from cbs five. facebook made it official this morning, the social network plans to sell its stock for 34- $30 per share, higher than earlier estimates. the menlo park based company is set to begin trading on the nasdaq market on friday. cycling fans will soon gathered in the barry, berryessa area where of the amgen tour will begin its third stage. the finish line is in livermore. ,,,,,,,,
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nimitz through oakland, northbound 880 is really backed up. a multi vehicle crash blocking one lane. look at what it is doing to the commute, as far back as the colosseum. primetime is 38 minutes between 238 and the macarthur maze. if you're traveling southbound 880 it looks okay but it will be slow towards 92 and a word. >> still some low clouds and fog around the bay area today. i think it will break up as we head towards the afternoon. we see a little bit of sunshine beginning to peek through. we are expecting temperatures to warm up after 40's and '50's early on. by the afternoon, '60s and '70s around the bay. ,,,,,,,,,,
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there's yankee stadium. i wonder if our guest is getting a little tingly. it's 8:00. welcome back to "cbs this morning." i'm gayle king. >> i'm char hi rose. monday, the roger clemens retrial, his former trainer testified he injected the legendary pitcher with steroids in 1998. >> his manager with the yankees, joe torre, has been around as a player, manager and executive, won four world series rings with the yankees. >> now major league baseball's executive vice president for baseball operations. welcome. >> i feel old, gayle. >> no. you don't have to. before you get started you were asked a question this morning in the green room i bet no one has ever asked you charlie.
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patrice says, mr. torre, would you mind if i groom your eyebrows. how are you feeling? your eyebrows look fantastic. >> i asked her if she could come over tomorrow morning. >> and a take care of it. yes yes yes. when i arrived this morning i was greeted by a security officer brandon, you probably saw him too, said gayle, big day. why? joe torre is coming. he said, i said what do you like about limb? he is an awesome guy, he managed all these big names, all these big players with -- and for them he was like a father figure. he was like speaking of feeling old, but he was saying he was like a father figure because he was so kind, so firm, and he knew what he was doing. i was very touched by what he said about you. >> you don't think about what you're doing. only thing you know is you care about people and it takes people who play the game even though we get away from that with how much money they make, whether you get a lit or not, there's a human being in there, i'm very sensitive to that. >> i know you're in new york.
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tell me this, in your heart -- >> where are we going, charlie? >> are you a brave, are you a yankee? are you a dodger? >> a dodger, yeah. >> what about the cardinals? >> the cardinals, sure, forget about that. >> in my heart i grew up when i went to the cardinals in 1969. i grew up there. i was traded for the first time in my career and went to a ball club that had been in two straight world series and i knew i'd better mature or go home because they had a bunch of grownups on that club. in playing days i really relate to the cardinal years because those six years meant a lot to my career. >> joe was there. >> he wasn't playing at the time but he was there all the time. >> but is the answer in your heart you're a cardinal? >> i think the answer in my heart is the yankees. >> okay. >> because this is where, you know, i realized my dream. >> world series. >> yeah. >> not four, just one was
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enough. but got three more. >> one of your pitchers was roger clemens. tell me when you look at this trial today, what it says? what do you think? >> sadness for me. roger was like, as we talked about, he was like a son to me and i, you know, i never -- i'm not copping out here, but i never tried to find out people's business. i just watched them perform and if they were consistent in what they did, you know, i pulled for them. he worked hard. what's going on now is just very sad for me. whether roger did or didn't do what people are talking about, the fact that his chances of getting to the hall of fame seem to be minimized now with all this attention paid to, you know, lying to congress -- >> doyou believe him? >> taking steroids? >> do you believe him, joe? >> i believe roger believes him. i think when roger talks, he
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honestly believes what he's telling you. and i know it's some kind of a contradiction here, but just -- >> huge contradiction. >> big contradiction but when roger -- you know, he -- because he didn't have to testify, you know. he decided he wanted to testify. he, you know, got in place he shouldn't have been. >> we saw footage of an interview with mike wallace, he was like straight forward saying -- >> i'm telling you when he says things, he believes what he says. it's just a sad time for me because i know what roger was in the time that i was with him. >> we saw one of the great finishers in the game be injured the other day. >> yeah, mariana. >> will he be back? >> he will be back because he wants to be. i'm still trying to call him on the cell phone, but there's no more voice room on that message. >> can't get through. >> what would you say to him? >> well, you know, i had just seen him the week before and i said, what are you going to do?
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are you going to retire? he said, mr. t, i'm 42. i don't want to hear all that stuff. still go out there and do that stuff pretty well. i think -- i think, put it this way, even if he was considering retiring, i think the fact that it would end this way with something -- would be something he didn't want to have happen. >> he wants to end on his own? >> he wants to be able to walk out of the room on both feet and, you know, figured it was his decision to move away because he just didn't want to do this anymore. >> sometimes, joe, your body has other ideas. >> yeah, well -- >> sometimes your body does. i'm wondering about your life today. do you miss coaching? you were saying you don't have the stress anymore? >> yeah. i mean i work for mlb and the commissioner calls me every other day and yells at me for something or other. >> that sounds like that can be stressful. >> it's fine. >> you're in baseball but you also tried to be -- you were a part of a team that tried to buy the dodgers. >> i was connected with rick caruso, a developer in l.a., and
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it wasn't to be. we were a long way interest the finish line. the prospects were exciting but i was happy that major league baseball kept the seat open for me to come back here. >> the one player that you think is the greatest player you ever played with? >> played with? >> played with? you knew. >> hank aaron. >> aaron was. and the best player you ever managed? >> derek jeter. >> derek jeter. you know, again, i don't know he may not be gifted with the best ability in the world but when you put the package together there's something special about this young man, he's a leader, he was a leader at 21 years old without trying to be, and he's got that fire burning in his stomach all the time. >> yes. >> he's very special. >> i'm thinking the package looks good. when it comes to derek jeter. i agree. >> how is baseball changing? how is it different today even then when you were managing? >> well, you know, the word entitlement comes up a lot. i don't see that only in
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baseball, but in other sports. where, you know, players used to come to the big leagues, tip toe into the clubhouse, and where do i fit in. these players just burst on to the scene and they're talented, there's no question, better condition years and years ago. i think the game is better. i think the game is more scrutinized because of technology and -- but i think the game overall is better because we have players that probably are in better shape than we were years ago. >> will we see a .400 hitter? >> that's tough. that's tough. i really don't think so. four out of ten is very tough. we change pitchers too often for that. >> well, it is re
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we love him as frank reagan n "blue blood." tom selleck is here to tell us what's going on with his alter ego, jesse stone, of course. you're watching "cbs this morning." we'll be back right after the break. the break. [ jennifer garner ] why can't powerful sunscreen feel great on your skin?
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as we looked around the web this morning we found a few reasons to make some long stories short. talk about vain from the carly simon song. "the new york post" says dominic strauss strauss-kahn, is countersuing the maid who still accuses him
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of sexual assault. europe's former top banker says it may damage his worldwide reputation and cost him a chance to be president of france. he's suing for $1 million. only one person who speaks french at the table, screaming for a french comment. >> i don't know if i have anything good. >> you're a jerk, what's wrong with you. >> i wouldn't want to pass judgment. we'll be watching that one. sorry. >> okay. >> i would come up with somethng. >> we'll do a lesson in the break. >> if you sleep walk you're not alone. 30% in a new study wandered in their sleep. researchers say medications like sleeping pills can increase the risk. we've seen a lot of those stories so good luck. >> how do you say go away? coming back to dom min nick. >> "the huffington post" reports some hospitals are pushing patients out the door before they're ready. doctors are under pressure to do as many surgery as possible to pay the bills for hospitals. patients discharged during the hospital's busiest period were
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50% more likely, listen to this, to return within three days and that cannot be good. >> no. npr looking at the most popular baby names from 2011. turns out they're a little different in the blue states versus the red states. liberal communities tend to favor old school names like john or abby gal, parents in more conservative areas are more creative or use more an droj nous names like paisley or liberty. who knew? >> surprises me too. >> this goes against everything phones on a plane. "time" magazine says virgin atlantic will soon allow performings to use cell phones on some flights. please don't. you still have to turn off your phone during takeoff and landing and it won't be cheap, about $1.50 a minute. international roaming charges. forget the money. i was trapped like a rat on the elevator the other day just going from floor 38 to the basement to the lobby and this woman was going on and on about he didn't call, why didn't he call, i have to go to the dentist. >> on the phone the whole time?
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>> the whole time. in the elevator you're in a dinky space. don't do that on a flight. >> know what you could say to her in french? >> what? >> no. >> i know that one. >> tom selleck has been entertaining cbs viewers since 1974. he's here in studio 57. joe torre was making the men drool earlier. the women may be drooling over tom selleck. we'll talk with him when we come back. you're watching "cbs this morning." >> this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by prudential, prudential bring your challenges. prudential. prudential. bring your challenges. right when you see them, they're yours, it's like, ah, it's part of me. it's me again. now that i'm retiring they all have plans for me. i'm excited.
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what was your question, jesse? >> i know you're shy and afraid to break the ice so i'll start. could i see you sometime? >> no. >> i see. actually that was only part of my question. >> i'm sorry. was i rude? >> no. you were direct. i like direct. could i see you sometime and would you walker of the that door and punch me in.
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>> because? >> because i like watching you. >> i'm too young for you. >> i'm hurt. >> and he's smooth. did she just say no to tom selleck? she did. >> she is too young for jesse. >> the popular show on cbs. >> he finished up "blue bloods." welcome. >> it's good to be working. >> you know what they say about you, still strikingly handsome, dimple-cheeked. at the age of 67 he's still working. it's good to be tom selleck. >> no, i'm thrilled. i've got these two characters. jesse is a labor of love, mind character of "true blood" is really interesting and increasingly so. >> did you have something to do
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with creating jesse? >> i read a book called "stone cold" and i said i're got to play this guy and i brought the book to les and les wanted me to do a movie. >> we've heard of him. >> and i said, you know, this character has legs. he's so flawed. he's kind of like magnum. and les want add movie and he said, sure. he was very polite. but i don't think he ever considered it. i should say something about jesse. you don't have to have seen the other mirrors movies to enjoy t. it isn't plot. it's character bonuses. our movies begin andnd like movies. we're the last one, i guess, movie of the week. >> because of that many people say this is a good time for television. >> yeah. >> whether it's premium television or regular television on cable.
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>> yeah. >> because they're doing things you can't do on the movies because the taste of the movies has changed. >> yeah, you're doing things they won't do certainly in theaters. >> exactly. >> character-driven movies are hard to find in feature films. in television, the strong point was always in movies of the week, you could really deal with characters. cbs used to have a "movie of the week," but they deinvolved to the point they were trying to look like feature films. jesse stone which is completely character driven aired between spring break and shark attack which sounded like feature films. and there's no more movie of the week. i'm proud to say we're kind of the last network "movie of the week," and i like to think of it as a series. >> before we go, i have to have
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you answer this question. did you get the girl in the end? >> no. that's a common trait with my character. >> she's not that smart. magnum p.i., did you -- >> i was 35 when i got my regular job so i was just hoping for 13 episodes when i did magnum. >> succeeded. succeeded. what do you desire to play. >> d y do you desire to play evil or -- >> the character in and out is the guy you love to hate or hate to love. >> i do remember that. >> i liked that. i got to play a loveable rogue in "boston legal." >> good to have you here. good to see you. >> good to see you.
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>> time for some news headlines. a possible homicide investigation for the alameda county sheriff's department. the body of a man in his 20s was found last night on omega ave. several homes in the area were blocked off after the discovery. people behind the occupied the farm protest planned to meet this afternoon at the albany community center. yesterday you see police arrested nine people during a raid of the protest site near marin and san pablo ave. protesters had been there three weeks demanding land be used for community farming. it could learn today whether the san francisco ethics commission will be shown a controversial video featuring billy antelope is showing a bruise on her arm and saying it
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>> we're dealing with a couple of hot spots right now including up and down the nimitz through oakland. more than one hour long delays in the northbound lanes because of an earlier accident.
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the accident is now clear to the right shoulder. look at the drive times, 75 minutes between 2 under and 38 and the macarthur maze. brake lights and speeds under 25 m.p.h. as far back as to 38. another problem just reported on the lower deck of the bay bridge, east bound 80 just passed treasure island, three lanes are blocked in a multi vehicle crash. >> some clouds around the bay area starting to break down in other parts. mostly sunny outside later as we see high pressure building in overhead. temperatures in the 40's and '50's now. by the afternoon we will look at the '70s and '80s in the warm spots. ,,,,,,,,
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i'm 5'10" and 240 pounds. >> i always say this is the biggest i'm going to be. >> obesity is the biggest threat to the health, welfare and future of this country. >> i've always been obese. i've got diabetes. >> everything is hurting. >> this is probably going be the first generation of children who are going to have a shorter life
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expectancy of parents. >> 18% of our children right now are obese. >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." those disturbing facts you just heard come from "the weight of the nation." it's a new hbo project focusing on the obese epidemic. >> officials are trying to deal with this increasingly health concern. chep read is in washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we came across a survey that said nashville, tennessee, is the most inactive city in america and went to nashville and spoke with the mayor karl dean. and he made a convincing argument that no way is that survey correct. nashville, tennessee, famous for its country legend and its honky tonk but it's also known for its southern cooking, like southern fried chicken and growing
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obesity problem, but that could soon change. >> there's more fried food in the southeast than in other parts of the country. i love it all. i first came down here 30 years ago and encountered my first meat and three. >> your first what? >> meat item and three choices of vegetables. i love the food here, but i think part of that has led to this obesity issue. >> reporter: mayor karl dean is waging a slow steady battle against the crisis here and throughout the south. tennessee is ranked as having the fourth highest obesity rate in america. >> we're not telling people -- i guess i amteling people what to do in the sense that karl dean is saying, please, exercise more, but no one is enforcing it. everything we've done is entirely voluntary. >> reporter: his strategy, he says, is simple. expand exercise and good new tigers and to lead by example. >> you do this how many days a
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week? >> i probably ride the bus two or three mornings a week. i really enjoy it. i think it's great way to start the morning. people are incredibly friendly. >> you get a little exercise in walking to t ing ting t ing tii >> do you want to sit here? >> that's orks mkay, mr. mayor. nice to see you. >> nice to see you. >> reporter: with a $7.5 million stimulus grant mayor dean is transforming nashville into an exercise-friendly city, creating bike paths and parks where they've never existed. but he's most proud of a program that's getting nashvillians moving together. so last april he put out a challenge to get people walking. >> a hundred miles over a couple of months. please join me. i don't care what your fitness level is. and we'll have fun. i don't care what your fitness level is. >> reporter: he launch the st e
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city's first play day. >> i'm worried about kids and we know obesity leads to diabetes, a direct correlation and heart disease, a direct correlation, and cancer. a cheeseburger's a cheeseburger and i like that, and i know i have to make some sacrifices here going forward. that's the hardest part for me by far. >> reporter: masser to david lay says the mayor's programs are keeping him more healthy it's amazing how many people came out for the walk 100 miles and for the 5k challenge. i think it has made an impact. >> reporter: lay has struggled with his weight since he was a child growing up in a culture where everything around him was related to food. >> well, i was always a chubby child. elementary school, i think, is when it start really becoming a problem. i don't how much i got up to. i tried to way at my dad's
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office and i couldn't weigh on the scale. and he said -- >> why couldn't you weigh on the scale? >> because i was too heavy for that scale. >> what did it go up to? >> 400 and something. dad said if you want to know how much to way you're going have to go down to farm 'eers co-op and get on the grain scale and i was like, nope, i'm going to lose the weight. >> reporter: and he did. lay lost 200 pounds and now he's determined to keep the weight off. >> i went to being pretty much sedentary, walking at least three time as week now, walking, trying or doing some kind of activity every day, and that's what it takes. >> we are an active city, there's no question about it. we're going to continue to work and build parks and greenways and bike programs and invest in the things that keep a city healthy, and i'm going to keep pushing people to take advantage of them and i'm going keep trying to turn away from that cheeseburger. >> reporter: mayor dean says
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nationalests like michelle obama's program to get people moving and eat right is great but if you're going to really make a difference it's got to happen on the local level. erica? >> locally how many are buying into his program. >> it's a substantial number but no matter what you do, there's nothing you can do to get them to change. >> chip reid, thank you. we all struggle that cheeseburger dilemma. >> we sure do. the work is so important. got to get the message out. nice. sue sylvester is the meanest coach around because jane lynch of "glee" is one talented actress. she's acting when she's so,,,,,,
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about my personal life. >> you're a virgin. >> yes, i am. >> yeah. the door's always open, so to speak. >> great. great. thank you. >> act very discreet. i'll haunt your dream. >> who can forget jane lynch as a store manager on the prowl in "the 40-year-old virgin." she's had other hits like "best in show" and "role model." >> she wrote "happy accident." it's great read. nice to have you with us. >> i'm glad to be here. >> you start out on page 2 you were born with an extra helping of angst. is it still there. >> yes. and it doesn't help drinking the
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extra coffee. i have a buzzing anxiety i have to control from time to time. >> i think the title of the book is so appropriate because really when you look at your life it does seem to be a series of happy accidents that you thought went one way and went the other. you saved everything your life, your report card and -- >> i found all this stuff, yeah. >> you got a rejection letter from universal studios. back in the day you were a you feel you have the ability and natural talent for training professional training is a requirement. that didn't deter you at all. >> not at all. i thought it was a snotty letter. >> it was. >> but i thought, a letter from universal. i did not take heed. i kept me going. >> even your mom was. a believer in the beginning. >> no. i was writing to letters to agents sitting at my dining room table. she said who are you writing.
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i said i'm writing agents. i got a list from the screen actor s guild. she said, honey, not everybody gets everything they want. not everybody is cut out to be an actress. i crieded from the depth of my soul. my mother passed way in january. she would still bring that up, i remember when i told you you would not be an actress. i never realized how much you wanted it. >> what a great relationship you had with your parents. >> such a funny guy. he had these crazy sayings. he sings all day lock. i do it now. am the walking incarnation of my father. my dad is this irish catholic cut-up. he loved being on stage doing the church shows. he would have been a
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vaudevillian. >> it was in your blood. >> it was. >> let's talk about young jane. you talked about when you were little you wanted to be a boy. >> right. >> here we go halloween 2011. what did you decide to do? >> i was dondre. >> you said growing up you wished you were a boy. >> i wanted to be a boy. i used to sneak into his closet -- how metaphorical -- i put on all his clothes. i grew up in the '60s. it was the "mad men" era. i'd poor a glass of water in a scotch glass and hold a cigarette and say, now i feel comfortable in my skin. >> when did you grow out of that. >> some don't. i did grow out of it. i do think i walk that male vsh female a line a lot. there's a lot about many that you can categorize as masculine energy.
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i'm my own little hodgepodge that everyone is. i think you have to find out where you're most comfortable. >> and it's working for you. >> you talked about advice james spader gave you which was making a decision to be kind. that's not easy. >> it's the choice of being right or -- >> i was in aa for many years and i'd hear a lot of people about that. do i want to be right door i want to be kind. i worked with james spader on "boston legal." he doesn't suffer fools. he's complete, knows his four pages of dialogue. he said, kinded of apropos of nothing, he said i decided at one point to be kind instead of right. that's a big shift. >> and speaking of being right and kind, we have to talk about your wife lora because i love in the book that you actually have the picture of when you first two met.
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talk about happy accidents. she's there and you're there. and she was a charity winner. >> yeah. she won an award. she was being honored from the national center for lesbian rights for the work she had done in florida for gay adoptions and i was giving an award to eileen and we'd all get together and have our portraits taken and they said would you two like to take a picture together. lora said i'd like to take a picture with her. we younged it up for the camera and i was immediately smitten. we'll get to tell our children ten years from now this is the moment we met. and indeed i have a child now as a result of this marriage. >> you said you were a dog person. >> you weighed in on president obama weighing in on same-sex marriage on twitter actually and you thinked him for the dignity that those words brought you. >> brought to our family, yeah.
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it's interesting. i don't take the debate about gay right personally. i take it objectively. >> you don't. >> no. i felt it. i felt -- when the president came out and said, you know, believe that gay people should be able to marry each other, i think it's a right they should have as well. all of a sudden i took that as -- it really moved me. it really touched me. >> were you thinking, he's talking to us? >> i took it a little personally. like i saw andrew vaunl on the chris matthew show. he started to cry. >> did your daughter have a reaction? >> not really. my daughter is unquestioning about this stuff, you know. she's growing up in los angeles. we're teaming with gay people and straight people. for her, this is our family. we're living the tv show modern family. we've got every stripe of family in our neighborhood. >> jane, continued success on "glee" and everything else you
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do. >> thank you. >> we're delighted that you came. >> delighted to be here. >> the name of the book -- it's good too -- "happy accidents." there are so many happy accidents. >> unhappy accidents with a very happy ends that made captain sullenberger famous. he's going tell us this morning what he's learned from others about vision and courage. stay with us. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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captain chesley sullenberger also known as sully landed his plane in the hudson river right
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down from where we sit. >> needless to say he knows a few things about bravery, a few things about leadership and he's written a book about those qualities. he's written a book called "making a difference: stories of vision and courage from america's leaders." sum it up for us. what was it about your experience, your training, your instincts that enabled you to lead to safety at a moment of crisis? >> these are important concepts i thought about and wondered about my entire life. after the mind-bending three years i've about had to go to amazing places, meeting incredible people and people who made a difference in others' lives, i had to tell these compelling, fun, and inspiring story sthoos they want to know your story to. back to my question, what was it in the sense -- leadership has to do with defining moments as
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well. >> it does. but, you know, it starts with core values and the willeness to actually live by them. it starts with as many of the interviewed subjects in the book say being able to check your ego at the door and do things to serve a cause rather than your own needs. >> you say it all boiled down for you a big reflection on kour career. did you find with the people you interviewed where everybody has a defining moment where they say, okay, i'm a leader? >> some did, some didn't. they never had the ambition to be, but the way they had lived their lives, they became a leader. i think one of the big takeaways from the book is you don't have to have a big job or fancy title to be a leader. in fact, many of the leaders we meet in our everyday lives don't but they do make a difference in their lives.
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this is something they can do. we can learn to be better at it. we can be more fulfilled at work, being more effective in school. >> does it take one to know one? >> people have certainly seen me that way so i felt anopolygation to live up to the expectations but it's something i thought about. >> interesting the way you lay i it out sort of where that leaders are made or born. tony la russa says one of the priority leadership lessons he teaches ballplayers is you can be the go-to guy kind of like you were. >> i think he proved that by winning the world series again. it wasn't that there was one star that took him all the way through. so by being able to make that personal connection with these players, by very effectively creating this sense of teamwork, everybody shares a responsibility for the outcome. he proved how effective that can be. >> do you feel that's harder these days. we see the stories and people talk about how selfish we become
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but the important of the team comes up again and again. >> and in my in depth conversations with tony who's become a great friend -- i have great access to him. he levers near me -- we talk about how difficult its for managers and coaches to overcome all these distractions and get yours mentality. >> do you have a lot of new friends because i'm thinking you have a lot of friends. >> i got to say hi to joe torre the a little while ago. it's amazing to have these in-depth conversations. i was able to select this group in all walks of life who share these common traits. >> great to have you here, sully. congratulations. making a difference. that does it for us. up next your local news and we'll see you tomorrow right here on "cbs this morning." >> take it easy.
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>> good morning everyone. the alameda county sheriff's office is investigating the death of a man in his 20s. his body was found last night at about 7:00 p.m. on a home on omega avenue in castro valley. deputies were responding to reports of criminal activity. so far the cause of death is not known and it is not clear if the man lived in the house. facebook spaich p.o. maybe even bigger deal than all the hype suggests. the san jose mercury news reports that facebook will charge 34-$38 per share, more than what was earlier speculated. at that price the company would be valued at more than $104 billion which would be a new record for ipo and evaluation in the u.s..
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>> a lot of low clouds and fog in the bay area but it is beginning to break up in some places inland. pleasanton, a few breaks in the clouds. very nice in the afternoon in the valleys with high pressure building in which means we're looking at warmer weather today. some temperatures popping up into the upper '70's. '60s and '70s around the bay with some patchy fog. looking out over the next couple of days, as we get to thursday it week system dives in bringing partly cloudy skies and cooler temperatures but warming up for the weekend.
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>> it is still pretty slow up and down the nimitz, especially northbound. this is what it looks like and it is very stop and go because of an earlier accident. it is now clear but for a while it was blocking a few of the left lane so it is still pretty jammed up, more than double the typical drive time. in the meantime we are still following the accident on the lower deck of the bay bridge just passed a treasure island. it is jamming up and really getting on to the lower deck heading towards oakland. you'll still find stop and go
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